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Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson, front right, gets into the end zone past Atlanta Falcons cornerback A.J. Terrell, left, during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Falcons top pick Terrell placed on COVID-19 reserve list

Sep. 26, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons placed first-round pick A.J. Terrell on the COVID-19 reserve list on Saturday, dealing another blow to the winless team's secondary heading into Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears. The Falcons (0-2) had already ruled out cornerback Kendall Sheffield...

FILE - This May 26, 2020, file photo shows an Official Democratic General Primary mail-in ballot and secrecy envelope, for the Pennsylvania primary in Pittsburgh. Amid the global pandemic, more people than ever are expected to bypass their polling place and cast absentee ballots for the first time. Voters marking ballots from home could lead to an increase in the kinds of mistakes that typically would be caught by a scanner or election worker at the polls. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Voters' poorly marked ovals could lead to contested ballots

Sep. 26, 2020 9:24 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two decades ago, Florida's hanging chads became an unlikely symbol of a disputed presidential election. This year, the issue could be poorly marked ovals or boxes. Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, more people than ever are expected to bypass their polling place and cast absentee...

Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman, top left, celebrates his winning two-run home with teammates during the 11th inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Freeman's 2-run HR in 11th lifts Braves past Red Sox, 8-7

Sep. 26, 2020 12:17 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer to lead off the 11th inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Boston Red Sox 8-7 on Friday night to clinch the No. 2 seed in the National League playoffs. Freeman's homer off Jeffrey Springs (0-2) drove in Ender Inciarte, who started the inning on second...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Newport News, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

As campaign heats up, Trump woos Latino, Black voters

Sep. 25, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — With fewer than 40 days left before the election, President Donald Trump unveiled his second policy plan in as many days as he tried to chip away at his Democratic rival’s support among Black and Hispanic voters and in key battleground states. At a “Black Voices for...

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson holds notes as he speaks during a campaign event before President Donald Trump at the Cobb Galleria Centre, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

HUD secretary's notes show he's upset with WH appointments

Sep. 25, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson inadvertently made public his anger with the White House hiring office when cameras captured writing on the back of a page he was consulting during a speech. In a reference to the White House Presidential Personnel Office, Carson's notes...

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) makes a catch in front of Dallas Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie (24) in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Falcons' Julio Jones still has chance to play against Bears

Sep. 25, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones still has a chance to play against the Chicago Bears on Sunday after missing practice this week with a hamstring injury. Jones was listed as questionable on Friday. “We’ll take it all the way to the game with Julio,” coach Dan...

FILE -  In this Jan. 12, 2018 file photo Rev. Raphael Warnock speaks at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.  Former President Barack Obama is endorsing Warnock in the race to fill a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia. Warnock is one of the Democrats running in a crowded field for the special election to be held Nov. 3, 2020. The seat is currently held by Republican Kelly Loeffler, a wealthy businesswoman who was appointed earlier this year by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp.  (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Obama endorses Warnock in crowded Georgia Senate race

Sep. 25, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Barack Obama endorsed the Rev. Raphael Warnock in Georgia’s special U.S. Senate election on Friday, providing a boost as the candidate looks to consolidate support in order to win a spot in a potential runoff. The nod was among dozens of endorsements of Democratic...

Miami Marlins' Chad Wallach (17) scores on a Jon Berti double as the ball gets away from Atlanta Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

López, Marlins boost playoff hopes by beating Braves 4-2

Sep. 25, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Pablo López delivered big in a must-win situation, even after a long rain delay gave the right-hander and the Miami Marlins more time to think about what was at stake. Jon Berti had three hits, including a two-run double, López allowed only two hits in five scoreless innings and...

FILE - In this June 9, 2016, file photo, Major League BaseballCommissioner Rob Manfred speaks during the MLB draft, in Secaucus, N.J. Major League Baseball will cuts its amateur draft from 40 rounds to five this year, a move that figures to save teams about $30 million. Clubs gained the ability to reduce the draft as part of their March 26 agreement with the players’ association and MLB plans to finalize a decision next week to go with the minimum, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke Friday, May 8, 2020, on condition of anonymity because no decision was announced. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

MLB moving amateur draft to All-Star week in July

Sep. 24, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Major League Baseball is moving its amateur draft to the All-Star break beginning next season. A three-day draft of at least 20 rounds will begin Sunday, July 11 as part of All-Star week in Atlanta, the league announced Thursday. The first night, which has traditionally included only the...

FILE - Robert Franklin, shown here in a Wednesday, Nov. 9. 2016 photo, is among seven candidates running Tuesday in a special election to fill the Atlanta-based congressional seat that was vacated in July by the death of civil rights leader John Lewis. Franklin, a Democrat and former president of Morehouse College, is the leading fundraiser in the race for what might only be weeks in Congress, and promises moral leadership.  (AP Photo/Rebecca Breyer)

7 vie to fill remainder of John Lewis' congressional term

Sep. 24, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After John Lewis held an Atlanta-centered congressional seat for 34 years, the next occupant may not be a member of Congress for even 34 days. Five Democrats, an independent and a Libertarian will square off Tuesday in a special election in Georgia's 5th Congressional District to fill the...